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Kevin Ballard

 

Kevin Ballard

USSSA Playing History

GoSoftball.com Player Page

2012 Interview

Who are you playing with in 2013?
 SONNY'S/TPS

Why do you like the game of softball?
 I ENJOY THE GAME OF SOFTBALL BECAUSE IT GIVES ME THE CHANCE TO COMPETE AGAINST THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY.  IT ALSO GIVES ME A CHANCE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY TO PLACES I'VE NEVER BEEN.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
 PITCHER-PURCELL
 HITTER-HELMER
 UTILITY-WEGMAN
 
What is your nickname in softball?
 MOST PEOPLE CALL ME BALLARD, BUT A FEW NAMES I'VE HEARD WAS K-FED OR RADIO.  LOL
 
Where do you call home?
 PARIS, TX
 
What do you do for a living?
 I WORK AT AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL RIGHT NOW AND FINISHING UP MY DEGREE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.
 
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
 PLAYED FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, AND SOCCER MY FRESHMAN YEAR.  ALSO PLAYED COLLEGE BASEBALL AT PARIS JR. COLLEGE.  I WANTED TO PLAY BASKETBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL BUT I WAS THE WRONG COLOR.  LOL JK
 
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
 WHILE LIVING IN COLLEGE STATION, TX I GOT ASK TO PLAY WITH BUDWEISER SO PLAYED 3 YEARS WITH THEM.  (GREG HUCHINGSON WAS OUR SPONSOR).  THEN I MOVED BACK TO NORTH TEXAS AND GOT ASK TO PLAY WITH WOODLAW FOR 1 YEAR AND I ALSO PLAYED FOR SAVE SECOND, A CONFERENCE "B" TEAM OUT OF DALLAS.  I WANT TO THANK DAVE JIMENEZ FOR SPONSORING US AND NOW SONNY'S.
 I WANT TO THANK GREG, DOUG, DAVE AND SONNY FOR ALL THEY DO FOR SOFTBALL AND HELPING ME OUT!!!
 
What was the best advice you were ever given?
 "ALWAYS TRY YOUR BEST AND NEVER GIVE UP" MOMMA BALLARD
 
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
 PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!
 
What position do you play?
 1ST BASE
 
What batting grip do you use?
 OVERLAP
 
What ounce bat do you use?
 27OZ BALANCE
 
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
 SHAKE WEIGHT.  DUHHH!!!  SO FAR I'VE BEEN DOING INSANITY WORKOUTS.  I'M ABOUT TO START P90X
 
What is your favorite sports team?
 DALLAS COWBOYS, DALLAS MAVERICKS, TEXAS RANGERS.
 
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
 INDOOR SOCCER AND TACKLE THE MAN WITH THE FOOTBALL.
 
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
 GOTTA WARM UP WITH 2 BATS AND DO THIS GAY STRETCH WHILE I'M WARMING UP.  THEN I TAP THE BATS TOGETHER AND DO THIS LITTLE BAT FLIP WITH THE BAT I'M NOT USING.  I KNOW SOUNDS GAY!!
 
What is your most memorable softball moment?
BEATING DAN SMITH AT ASA A NATIONALS IN 2010 WITH A THROWN TOGETHER TEAM. GO SPURS!!!

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
 NOTHING, I LOVE THE COMPETITION.  JUST HAVE TO GET BETTER.
 
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
 SNOWBALL IN DENISON, TEXAS OR THE SCHULENBURG FESTIVAL.  HELLO DRUNK FEST!!!
 
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
 MY BUDDY RYAN MALISKA WAS ABOUT TO CATCH A FLY BALL IN LEAGUE AND I WENT BEHIND HIM AND "PANTS" HIM.  ALSO WE WERE PLAYING IN SEATTLE THIS YEAR AND D-LO WAS PITCHING TO WEGMAN AND AS D-LO RELEASED THE BALL SOME FIREWORKS WENT OFF IN THE BACK GROUND D-LO ACTED LIKE HE GOT SHOT AND WEGMAN FOULED OUT.
 IT WAS FUNNY!!!



 

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